Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas 3rd Congressional District Democratic candidate Stephene Moore defined herself as a nurse, businesswoman,and a grandmother. She is also the wife of the retiring , 6-term incumbent Dennis Moore.
Moore said her main opponent, Kevin Yoder, was a career politician running from a flip floppy record as a Kansas legislator. She pointed out he'd voted for sales, income, and excise taxes during his years as a legislator.
In response to repeated accusations she would vote with Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she were in Washington, Moore said in a phone interview after the debate that people were looking for candidates to work differently.
"Stop the partisan bickering in Washington and get something done for a change."
Kevin Yoder's campaign manager Travis Smith said the Yoder campaign was pleased with the debate. He said he was surprised Moore spoke out in support of the Obama health care plan and cap and trade- a centerpiece of the Obama energy strategy.
"All these policies coming from Washington and Obama and Pelosi, they kill jobs."
Both candidates said they would vote to extend the Bush tax cuts.
Libertarian candidate Jasmin Talbert also joined the debate. She acknowledged her underdog status but said she was glad to be heard.